Can Pollen Affect Your Vehicle?

May 1, 2021

Now that Spring has sprung, anyone with seasonal allergies can feel the change in the air. Allergies are generally caused by airborne irritants, like pollen, but did you know that pollen can also cause problems with your vehicle? At our Anne Arundel County Auto repair shop, we can see how pollen affects vehicles every spring. Review the issues below and reach out to us to solve the problem as quickly as possible. 

Can pollen affect your car

Problems with Your Paint Job

The most commonly reported pollen issue is that it affects a car’s paint job. Pollen dulls your car’s finish, and the longer it’s left to sit on your car, the more damage it will do. Rainfall activates acids in the pollen that can stain or corrode paint, leaving long-lasting damage. Refinishing your paint job is extremely expensive, and you’re better off simply washing your car more often during the spring and summer months.

A Clogged Air Filter

Pollen can damage more than the paint job — it can interfere with your vehicle’s internal systems. Your car’s air filter works to keep air pollutants out of the cabin, including dirt, dust, and pollen. Air filters get dirty over time and clog easily. Feel free to ask us to clean or replace your air filters every time you visit our Anne Arundel County auto repair shop.

Top Off Your Wiper Fluid

You’ll tend to find thick layers of pollen on your windshield, which can reduce visibility. Wash your windshield every time you start the car, and ask us to top off your washer fluid during every visit. Trying to clean your windshield without an adequate amount of fluid will create a smudge or smear across the windshield that reduces visibility further.

Work with a Professional Howard County Auto Repair Shop

At Choisser Automotive Services, we understand how the spring season can adversely affect your vehicle. If you experience pollen-related issues with your car, or need additional service, visit our shop today. Contact us online today to schedule an appointment with our Anne Arundel auto repair specialists or visit the shop for immediate service.

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